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SIGN POST: Lenovo’s Yoga makes new contortions possible

9 hour(s) ago

Lenovo has come up with a startling innovation that is obvious only in hindsight: a tablet with its own built-in projector, writes Arthur Goldstuck

STOCK TALK: Dull and duller, except for PPC’s thrilling AGM

Tito Mboweni.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
10 hour(s) ago

Election of Tito Mboweni and six new directors ensures that the excitement will continue, writes Ann Crotty

RANTS AND SENSE: Minister is right, and wrong, on foreigners

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
9 hour(s) ago

Influx of foreigners into townships revamps retail sectors big and small, writes Bruce Whitfield

Pseudoscience sinks lower than mommy porn

2 day(s) ago

At least the authors who create the casts of seriously ill people have the dignity not to use their own names, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

SA taking on banana republic practices

Anthony Butler promo
2 day(s) ago

Even with most of SA’s banana farmers relocated to Mozambique there are echoes of turn-of-century Honduras, writes Anthony Butler

Cook needs careful eye on Apple’s prize recipe

9 hour(s) ago

Not only did Apple beat the consensus profit and revenue forecasts by a wide margin, it also reported the largest net profit of any public company in history, writes Duncan McLeod

Hot air in Davos will not warm the poor

World Economic Forum. Picture: AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI
9 hour(s) ago

So much for all the fuss at the recent World Economic Forum gathering at Davos, as though inequality is a relatively new development, writes Ann Crotty

STREET DOGS: Beauty and the beholder

2 day(s) ago

Art is about intent and communication, not substances, writes Michel Pireu

THE INSIDER: Doing the right thing, with or without matric

Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

Hlaudi Motsoeneng's patron, a well-known former cattle herder from Nkandla, is also ‘matricless’

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Collusion: at long last a client stands up

Peter Bruce promo
2 day(s) ago

Sanral is going to try to quantify how much money collusion between construction companies has cost it, writes Peter Bruce

Previous columns

WINE: The charity tradition

Michael Fridjhon promo
2 day(s) ago

Wine industries of the world have an enviable track record of sharing with their communities, writes Michael Fridjhon

Writing off Greece’s debt would spell doom for EU

Gideon Rachman promo
3 day(s) ago

A Greek default would do serious damage in Europe but an explicit debt write-off would cause more problems than it would solve, writes Gideon Rachman

US serial transforms investigative journalism

3 day(s) ago

The experimental US show Serial has changed the way we make ‘radio’ and has gotten us thinking about fresh ways of storytelling, writes Anton Harber

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: All the best to Brand SA’s new storytellers

3 day(s) ago

Brand SA’s latest draft strategy suggests that the long and muddled flirtation with the constructs and indicators of nation branding is finally over, writes Simon Barber

To invoke the constitution we must first bring it alive

4 day(s) ago

The constitution may be the closest the people of a country come to a general understanding of how they should behave towards each other, writes Zama Ndlovu

Mashaba’s Bafana mistake may have been to aim too high

Mninawa Ntloko promo
4 day(s) ago

It was one of those now familiar situations where we needed favours from everyone to survive, writes Mninawa Ntloko

Sectoral approach will aid small business

Thami Mazwai promo
4 day(s) ago

Let us take a deeper look at two critical issues: the entrepreneurial cognition in black communities and its relation to local economic development, writes Thami Mazwai

No Greek tragedy for SA, please

3 day(s) ago

We, like the Greeks, should be wary of electing anyone who has made clear he doesn’t intend abiding by the rules of the international economy, writes Bronwyn Nortje

STREET DOGS: The science of business

3 day(s) ago

Michel Pireu looks at ways the thinking of a scientist could applied to the business context

THE INSIDER: Home hairdo proves expensive for insurer

3 day(s) ago

An insurance company reports an incident hat must rank as the most expensive hair blow-drying job ever undertaken

AT HOME AND ABROAD: Economic headwinds will bring coalition politics to SA

Allister Sparks masthead
4 day(s) ago

The old pattern of big political parties representing mass political constituencies is breaking down, writes Allister Sparks

Greek election is a warning and a promise to SA

Steven Friedman
4 day(s) ago

Largely unnoticed ... an election may have changed the world: the victory in Greece of Syriza, writes Steven Friedman

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Unexpected pleasures

4 day(s) ago

From the autobahn, where a Golf feels decidedly underpowered, to the slick skills of the City Bowl school run, driving kicks are to be found in the least likely places, writes Alexander Parker

JAZZ: Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Gwen Ansell promo
4 day(s) ago

This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival may yet have a rabbit or two to reveal and add to its list of massively popular performers, writes Gwen Ansell

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